Djorvin Clain ‎– Pattern Of Thought

Silent Season ‎– SSCD12
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1 Intro 1:27
2 Structured Signature 7:30
3 Enigma 8:11
4 The Untitled One 8:16
5 Deep Storm 6:49
6 Never Forget 7:39
7 Kajimeara 8:08
8 Somewhere 7:34
9 Ussim 8:50
10 Dark Modernity 7:10

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Edition of 300 stamped and hand-numbered copies.
Packaged in a recycled dual slot chipboard sleeve, with cardboard insert and two label stickers.

© 2012 Silent Season [SSCD12]

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  • Matrix / Runout: MWB5570 DISC MAKERS
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI ALK08

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SSCD12 Djorvin Clain Pattern Of Thought(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Silent Season SSCD12 Canada 2014


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April 16, 2013

This is one of my favourite ambient techno releases. The rhythms made from deepened percussion are both mechanical and strangely alive; the melodies are often filtered and fractured; and the ambience is melancholy and wholly reflective of the image used on the album’s cover. Field recordings brilliantly intermingle with the synthesized sounds, giving the music depth and humanity despite its darkness – that in itself is not unique to this kind of music (in fact, it’s pretty much the norm), but in this case the usual crackling wash is avoided in favour of more subtler uses of the field recordings (chains clanking in “Enigma” and birds chirping behind the lumbering rhythm in “The Untitled One,” for example). The most impressive use of natural recordings occurs near the album’s halfway point, though, with the aptly named “Deep Storm,” which is literally a six-minute-long recording of a distant thunder storm. On its own its effectiveness might be questionable, but in the context of this already overcast album, it works better than I would have imagined. It’s both an interlude after the initial four tracks (which form a statement of purpose, of sorts) and a prelude to the five subsequent pieces, which range from beatless ambient (“Ussim”) to borderline IDM (“Dark Modernity”).

This is an album for home listening, preferably for when you can concentrate on it and nothing else. Don’t go into it expecting to hear the usual dub techno sounds, though; I’d go so far as to say this can’t even really be called “dub techno” per se, but of course that’s debatable. It is, however, minimal/ambient techno at its most artistic and creative. Any album that can convey beauty and menace together so exceptionally, and with a distinct sound to identify the artist responsible, is worthy of much praise. Highly recommended.


April 12, 2012
edited about 1 year ago

'Pattern Of Thought' is a memorizing voyage through sounds of minimalism that evokes a sense of mystery and suspense within its atmospheres which gradually come alive creating a truly captivating listen that comes with a deep hypnotic sense of development. The flowing forest ambient whispers along with nature's sounds, also shared with what sounds like environmental field-recording, bringing a dark and suspenseful feel to the album. The stripped back tight techno starts to filter & phase in and out through the ambient with a gradual unfolding and manipulated process, minimalism is key here, but also always detailed with a sense of techno progression as the album plays along, a procees that consumes you into its minimal world with every listen! Hearing the album you'll hear the gradual shift & changes in the ambient-techno sound spectrum. Atmospheric ambient, field sounds, techno loops and drum programming patterns are all tightly manipulated and/or tweaked with small/subtle effects causing shifting alterations within techno loops, drum patterns, & the ambient layers; just think Plastikman's - Consumed(LP), Pwog - Kraak(EP), and the cult classic minimal-techno `Rojo' album by I.A. Bericochea*. Though quiet a dark, maybe even a bit claustrophobic listen at times! It still nurtures warmth with a openness feeling of electronic wilderness that can be quiet deep in some ways, making this album stand-out and a worthy purchase for ambient, minimal, and techno music . 9/10